The Education & Employment Directorate would like to advise that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is inviting nominations from St Helena for scholarships tenable from October 2018.

One nomination may be in either of the following categories:

  • Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship (one year)
  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarship

And one nomination may be in the following category:

  • Commonwealth Undergraduate Scholarship

Commonwealth Scholarships are intended to contribute to the development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics and to contribute to UK higher education and foreign policy aims by encouraging collaboration and links.

Intended beneficiaries include academically successful candidates who wish to earn first degrees and high-quality postgraduate students who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change and are of the highest academic quality. Scholarships are being offered under six development themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

The Commission is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourages applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, please see the CSC disability support statement at

Further information on the Commonwealth Scholarships can be found on the website or by emailing

Persons interested in a scholarship should write an initial letter of application that identifies the developmental theme they wish to apply under, the type of study that they wish to pursue, their reason for pursuing it, and its relevance to St Helena. In addition to this, the letter should include their professional aspirations and educational background including previous study undertaken and qualifications earned. Initial letters of application should be sent to the Scholarships Awards Committee, through the Secretary, Education Learning Centre, or via email to by no later than Friday, 14 December 2018.

The Awards Committee is the official nominating body for the Scholarships Award and will decide on a suitable nomination based on the set criteria.

5 December 2018

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470